Saturday, July 18, 2009

Saturday Sally/July 18



Sally: a brief journey; an excursion or trip.

Here are a few stops on this week's Saturday Sally.



Have you read The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith? It is, hands down, one of my favorite books of all time. It is now offered here. A brilliant idea for a blog.

Henry David Thoreau's writings make for a perfect blog. Here is a great way to read his words day by day as he wrote them.

And the third one I'll draw your attention to this Saturday is former talk show host Dick Cavett's blog. This is a blog full of information and intelligence. If he writes about an old show, he includes the video.

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for the links - I love checking out new blogs.

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  2. Diary of a Nobody sounds like a book I would love. Thank you for leading me to it...I have never heard of it before.

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  3. I just love your new header photo. The links sound interesting. Thanks.

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  4. I loved both of these! The Thoreau blog is ingenious and I've linked about ten Facebook friends to it. Now they'll think I'm erudite (like you).

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  5. What great ideas! Did you ever read Anais Nin's diaries? I was on a Nin-jag in my twenties and read all of them I think.

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  6. Love your butterfly header. Every time you change it I like it.

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  7. Back again - having explored he links. Like you The Diary of a Nobody is one of my top books. No surprise there; just the disappointment that my elder daughter didn't like it. As for Thoreau, he, like any naturalist keeper of a journal is just wonderful. Thank you especially for that link!

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  8. Book Psmith, I think it is exactly your kind of book!

    Lisa, thank you. The butterflies look like yours, do you think?

    Oh, yeah, Mary Lois, erudite that's me! Ha!
    I just think it is the greatest idea for a blog!

    Susan, as was I, but now I think her self-absorbed. :<)

    Thanks, Scriptor Senex - I have fun with those header pics. I remember your child not liking the book. One of my fave quotes is:

    In literature, as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
    Andre Maurois (1885-1967)

    There are some other writers whose words are now a blog which I'll feature on another Saturday Sally.

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  9. I love The Diary of a Nobody, thank you for reminding me of it. It never fails to make me laugh.
    Beautiful butterflies too, I'm too ignorant to know what type they are, and too lazy to go and get the butterfly book, lovely to look at though, they always feel like magic.

    Carole

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  10. I just knew you loved this book, Carole! And if you don't look it up in your butterfly book, I'll never know. :<)

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  11. Just watched the Dick Cavett portion of your recommendations, I had heard of him but never seen nor read him. What a wonderful interview, he really brought out the best in Richard Burton, such an urbane interviewer, so much better than so many are today, where their own egos seem to dominate.
    Off to get the butterfly book!!!

    Carole

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  12. The butterfly book has disappeared, flown (ow!). The books on flowers, birds, pond life, sea shore etc. etc. are all in line, but no butterflies. I think one of the offspring must have it. It's going to nag me now, not knowing who your butterflies are, I will try other means!!

    Carole

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  13. Still researching your butterflies!! I wonder if they are the Variegated Fritillary variety. I find that you have different species of butterflies in N.H than we do here in the U.K.
    Nature studies now over!

    Carole

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  14. Carole, the days of his television interviews were golden. There was no one like him, both in his style and his choice of guests. I hope to go back and watch some of the shows. I especially recall Katharine Hepburn and Eudora Welty.

    Nice pun about the butterfly book ;<)

    Thanks for the butterfly name. There's a woman, Lisa whose blog is Greenbow who I'll bet will know.

    http://greenbowgardens.blogspot.com/

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  15. Fantastic, Nan! They all look like great reads, and I've already read several of Thoreau's rambles. :)

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  16. Nancy, it amazes me how much is out there that is truly wonderful.

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  17. I think I read Diary of a Nobody, but can't remember it clearly. I know I took it out of the library. I read a lot, but sometimes can't remember what I read!

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  18. Violet Lady, that's great the library had such an old book!

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